Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Submitting work for Assessment

I am in the process of trying to get my work in order to send off for assessment in a couple of days (hopefully).  The window for submitting work for the next assessment date is between 15th September and 15th October, as I am off to New York at the weekend for a short break I am trying to get it all together before I go.  It is proving a bit harder than I anticipated and I'm not at all sure that I'm doing it correctly.  I watched the videos on the OCA site and it seems that all types of submission are acceptable but I still need to get the inventory done and, of course, that can only be completed at the end of the process once everything else is in place. As this is digital art I don't have a sketchbook, only my Learning Log, everything else is on computer or on this blog and can be submitted on CD or may be seen on this site.

I have my Learning Log and my Tutor reports for all my assignments.  I only have the Question and Answer sheets for the last three assignments; I don't know if these are essential but I suppose I will need to call the OCA and find out what the situation would be if the missing ones are not available.

Compiling the List of Contents for each item is probably the hardest thing to do now, as all the art work was completed ages ago.  Is it acceptable just to say for example for the Contents of the Learning Log: Projects and Assignments, or should one paginate the Learning Log and list the page numbers for each one?  I have placed the tutor reports in the digital folders for each assignment so these can be submitted on the CD(s) but I will have to make a list of contents for these too. 

I now wish I had anticipated this situation at the beginning of the course as I am sure this could have been easier if it had been done progressively rather than all at once at the end.  However, having said that, I can get things together when I need to, to a deadline.  So I hope I'll be able to do it again!  I think I need a bit of luck and a fair wind behind me.......


  1. Hi Claudine -- the Q and A sheets are not essential, in fact I didn't send them for any assessment. You're right, it's a good idea to put a Contents page at the beginning of the log. You don't have to put a lot of detail, but it will help the assessors if they can easily find your notes for Assignment 1, 2, etc. You could attach labels or tabs to the first page of a section, sticking out, as a way to show where things are. It doesn't need to be elaborate, in fact it's better to keep it as simple as possible. The CDs should be clearly labelled and organised, e.g. a folder for each assignment. You could include something like a cover letter or a couple of pages explaining how the submission is organised.
    Very best of luck, it will be wonderful to have it behind you!

  2. Hi Mary,

    Thank you for your good wishes and continued support.

    I have paginated the Learning Log and Made a List of Contents; my CD is organised in files for each assignment and the URL for this blog is included for the estra material not in the written log.

    I wish I had been more organised from the start but I will have learned a great deal from this one so I hope I will do better next time (if there is one).

    The whole lot is packaged an ready to go now as I can't look at it anymore!

    Thanks again